'''John Greenleaf Adams''' 1810 – 1897 was co-editor with Dr. Edwin Hubbell Chapin|E.H. Chapin
of the Universalist
Hymns for Christian Devotion and alone for the Gospel Psalmist, 1861.
Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
, he married twice and had two sons and one daughter. He was ordained in 1833 in Rumney, New Hampshire
Although rarely used outside his denomination, best known of his hymns are
** ''Heaven is here, its hymns of gladness''
** ''God's angels; not only on high do they sing''
His papers can be found at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library
, Harvard Divinity School
among which include correspondence with A. C. Thomas
, Thomas Thayer
, Lucius Paige
, Moses Ballou
, W. H. Ryder
, J. W. Hanson
, M. Goddard